With much fanfare this new FDA-approved OTC drug has been released and the pretty books and displays are just about everywhere. In a nutshell, it works by blocking some of the fat you eat so it passes through your body without being digested. I've looked into it, and what they call "treatment effects" (not side effects) sound really unpleasant. From myalli.com â€“ home page : You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it's probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work. There's also something on there about "fecal seepage." Fecal seepage?!?! The idea of messing my pants like a toddler really turns me off-- but then again I have diet controlled IBS, so I know how painful, uncomfortable, and at times embarrassing a malfunctioning bowel can be. Anyway, is anyone out there trying this, and does anyone else find these treatment effects to be enough to keep you from trying it even if you do want to lose that extra 10-15-20-30-50 pounds? I also find the marketing of it to be interesting-- it's not being marketed as a miracle pill, but instead comes with many warnings and caveats about how the treatment will and won't work. I wonder if those are FDA mandated or from a legal standpoint or what.